A tornado swept through Bessemer, AL on this day in 1963; it was given a rating of F4. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, though, believes the damage was more consistent with an F3 rating. Over 200 buildings were damaged, and ~30 others were destroyed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 5, 1943: An F2 tornado moved three miles near San Augustine, TX. Grazulis said there was tornado and downburst damage observed. 50 homes and four chruches were heavily damaged. A boy was killed on a bicycle but Grazulis denotes that may not have been due to the torando. There were eight injuries.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1770, Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Joel Osteen was born March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas. He’s an American televangelist, theologian, speaker, and author who attracted millions of followers. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2002: The first episode of Osbourne’s TV Show was aired on MTV in the US. Focusing on the madman and his family (his wife Sharon, and two of their three children). Oblivious to the camera, they bicker, squabble, curse and hang out backstage at Ozzy shows. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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